UPDATE: La Strada in Del Ray Wins 'Best Italian Restaurant in Alexandria' Poll

Faccia Luna and Monroe's come in second and third place.

UPDATE: Congratulations to in Del Ray for winning the Best of Alexandria Patch poll this week in the "Best Italian Restaurant" category!

Voting by Patch readers began on Monday and Del Ray's La Strada saw 46 votes by the time the poll closed Friday at 9 a.m. came in second place in the poll, with 32 votes, followed by Monroe's with 30 votes. 

The winner will get a framed "Best of Alexandria" certificate from Patch, plus bragging rights.

Stay tuned for our next "Best of" poll coming up Monday—"Best Store for Children's Gifts." Voting will begin at 5 a.m. 


Have a great restaurant to recommend for authentic pasta and tiramisu? Patch wants you to pick your favorite Italian restaurant in Alexandria, focusing on the Old Town, Del Ray and Potomac Greens communities. You have until Friday at 9 a.m. to vote.

Which is your favorite? 

  • Osteria

Vote for your favorite Italian restaurant in the poll below and don't forget to click on the links above and rate the restaurants on their Patch directory listing. You can even leave a review. Tell us why it's your favorite restaurant: Outstanding food, ambiance, friendly service, easy parking, reasonable prices? Let other readers know the inside scoop.

What will the winner get? Bragging rights! They'll be able to tell everyone they were voted a "Best of Alexandria" by Patch readers.

And in the event of a tie in our survey, we will break the tie by counting the positive comments written both below and on the store's listing on Patch. So please let us know why you think your choice is the best. 

Because this poll is not scientific, the poll is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and your reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch.


Alexandria business owners: Chances are, you already have a business listing on Del Ray Patch or Old Town Alexandria Patch. Learn how to claim your business listing. Can't find your listing? Email Jake at: jake.vanwoerkom@patch.com to let him know.

Drew Hansen February 27, 2012 at 05:44 PM
I thought it was in there, but turns out it wasn't. It was just added.
Chris Ashcraft February 28, 2012 at 02:53 AM
If only La Piazza hadn't closed its doors.
Linda Fairall February 28, 2012 at 09:13 PM
can't beat La Strada for authentic, delicious Italian (although, I am a fiercely loyal Faccia Luna patron as well!). and I thought that even before I moved in next door ;)
David March 02, 2012 at 02:25 AM
When La Strada's owner forced us to use all of our gift certificate or forfeit the remaining $30-, they turned us off. Couldn't apply it toward the tip either. They're not high-end enough for two people to spend $150 in a single visit and be able to walk home. We would gladly have returned another time and would have spent even more than the remaining bit on the certificate. Now I doubt we'll ever go back and will preface a recommendation with our experience.
Stephen Scott, Sr. March 03, 2012 at 09:29 PM
I am the owner and do not remember this happening and/or being asked anything about a gift certificate. Maybe you should contact me to discuss further. Steve Scott, Sr.


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